THREE LAKES, Wis. — A small school district in northern Wisconsin has a new policy about political activity after some staff members unknowingly showed up in a campaign ad for Gov. Scott Walker. The Three Lakes School District voted on the policy at a meeting held Thursday to discuss political partisanship. It says employees and the board won't engage in political activity or show any political preference during work hours. Three Lakes Superintendent Dr. George Karlin apologized for the ad. But Board President Tom Rulseh says the board didn't know the governor's visit would lead to a campaign ad. The school board says the ad will stop running on TV and online. The ad was funded by the group "Friends of Scott Walker." The group hasn't confirmed whether the ad will be taken down. … [Read more...] about Wisconsin school district creates new political policy
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., on Thursday released a survey of Massachusetts educators, parents, and other school officials discussing what the federal government should do to reduce gun violence in schools. Among the poll results: 69.3 percent of the respondents said they were "very concerned" about gun violence in schools. Another 18.5 percent said they were somewhat concerned. 79.4 percent strongly disagree that arming teachers would help reduce the risk of school gun violence. Another 8.3 percent said they disagreed, but not strongly. 90.6 percent believe that improving access to mental health services would make schools safer. Nearly 70 percent said that stronger gun regulation could reduce school gun violence. 57 percent “strongly agreed” or agreed that teachers, students, and other school officials should receive training on neutralizing active shooters and receiving first aid. 43.3 percent said federal, state, and local … [Read more...] about Sen. Warren Releases Massachusetts Survey on Reducing Gun Violence in Schools
HIS brother is accused of gunning down 17 students in one of America's worst mass shootings. But who is Nikolas Cruz's younger sibling Zachary, and what does the police video show? Here's what we know. Who is Nikolas Cruz's brother Zachary? Zachary and Nikolas Cruz have been orphans since their mother's death in November 2017. Both boys were adopted by Lynda Cruz from the same birth mother. She died just three months before the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and their adoptive father Roger Cruz died in 2004. The 18-year-old has had his own legal issues since the shooting on February 14. He was arrested in March on a trespassing charge for skateboarding at the school in Parkland. In May 2018, Cruz moved from South Florida to Virginia to carry out his six-month probation. The teenager has launched an anti-bullying campaign since the massacre, and says he could prevent the next mass tragedy. His organisation is called: We Isolate No One: The Zachary Cruz … [Read more...] about Who is Nikolas Cruz’s brother Zachary, what does the video show and did he attend the same school?
Students in the Columbia, South Carolina, area will get a half day on August 21 but it's not for a holiday -- it's because oBeyoncé and Jay-Z will be in town. The power couple is bringing their "On The Run II" tour to the area, and officials are expecting heavy traffic the day of the concert, the Associated Press reports. On the Tuesday of the concert, six schools in the Richland 1 School District will get out early. The district said they worry if the schools dismiss at their regular times, buses will get stuck in the traffic around the University of South Carolina football stadium, where the concert is being held. According to the AP, all other schools in Richland 1 school district will be dismissed at their normal times that day. It is unclear how many people in the area will be attending Beyoncé and Jay-Z's concert but the stadium has 80,000 seats. … [Read more...] about Some South Carolina schools dismissed early because of Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert
SEVENTEEN pupils and staff were killed by a teen gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Another 17 were wounded by expelled former pupil Nikolas Cruz, 19, in Parkland, near Miami in south Florida. Who are the victims of the Florida shooting? Fourteen students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lost their lives in the massacre on February 14, 2018. Chris Hixon, the high school's athletics director and an Iraq military vet, was among those killed. Hero football coach Aaron Feis is reported to have jumped in front of his students to shield them from the bullets. These are the confirmed victims of the massacre: Meadow Pollack, 18 Alaina Petty, 14 Jaime Guttenberg, 14 Peter Wang, 15 Martin Duque, 14 Nicholas Dworet, 17 Alyssa al-Hadeff, 15 Helena Ramsay, 17 Carmen Schentrup, 16 Joaquin Oliver, 17 Luke Hoyer, 15 Gina Montalto, 14 Cara Loughran, 14 Alex Schachter, 14 Scott Beigel, 35 Aaron Feis, 37 Chris Hixon, 49 SCHOOL SLAUGHTER All about Nikolas Cruz, … [Read more...] about Parkland, Florida school shooting victims – how many people died and where is Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school?